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PICTURESQUE TOWN SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE

This picturesque town is nestled among the mountains in the Sierra Occidental region, amidst lush forests and fruit trees, just 60 km from Puerto Vallarta.

San Sebastián del Oeste was once one of the most important mining centers during the colonial era, and that heritage can still be seen and felt. When strolling through the town, it feels like taking a journey back in time, as it has preserved its colonial village image.

Its streets meander through stone bridges and houses with red tile roofs, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and provincial charm.

Being located in the mountains, the climate is humid and temperate, with an average annual temperature of 19ºC, reaching temperatures of up to 27ºC in the summer months and as low as 12ºC in the winter months.

It is located in the western part of the state of Jalisco, 68 km (1.5 hours) from Puerto Vallarta and 252 km (4.5 hours) from Guadalajara.

San Sebastián del Oeste

What to See in San Sebastián del Oeste

Tourist Attractions in San Sebastián del Oeste

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

It is a truly charming place and the heart of the town, with its French-style gazebo and beautiful gardens.

Templo de San Sebastián

The temple is a beautiful construction dating back to the 17th century, built by Franciscan friars with mixed Roman and Corinthian style details.

Portal Morelos

Located next to the church, it is a rustic-style structure dating back to 1750. Here you can find a variety of shops where you can buy beautiful souvenirs.

Municipal Palace

This building houses "El Calabozo," which, in addition to serving as a jail as its name suggests, has legends that have survived through the years.

Doña Conchita Encarnación Museum

This museum tells the mining history of San Sebastián del Oeste through its objects. Its collection includes photographs, garments, and countless objects that have been passed down through several generations.

El Garitón

It is another important building in the town, serving as a guard tower where armed guards looked after the town's store. You can also visit two of the bridges that characterize the town: Puente Recto La Pareja, dating back to 1884, and Puente Curvo, built in 1890.

Other Attractions

You can also visit Casa de la Maestra Bertha and Casa Gómez Lepe.

Some of the hotels occupy ancient estates, such as Hotel El Mesón, dating back to 1729, Hotel Posada del Sol, from the 18th century, or Hotel Pabellón Mexicano, a 17th-century construction.

Haciendas

In the surrounding area, you can visit Hacienda Jalisco, a nearly 200-year-old construction located near the airstrip, which features a site museum displaying documents and maps related to the mining company of the original mine owners, as well as a hotel.

Another contemporary hacienda to the previous one is Hacienda Esperanza de la Galera, which is also worth visiting.

What to Do in San Sebastián del Oeste

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN SAN SEBASTIÁN DEL OESTE

Explore Cerro de la Bufa

This geological formation is part of the town's landscape. Its peak reaches 2,411 meters above sea level and presents a challenge for mountain climbing enthusiasts, but climbing it rewards you with a panoramic view of the Bay of Banderas.

Discover interesting petroglyphs

In the area, you can find Soyatán, a place with an interesting petroglyph site.

Visit nearby mines

If you want to learn more about the town's mining past, just 30 minutes away is the Santa Gertrudis Mine, which you can reach on foot or by ATV. It was one of the richest mines in the region, and you can explore it with a specialized guide.

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Puerto Vallarta

Guadalajara

Tequila

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